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Pitcher With Oregon State Goes Undrafted Following Sex Offender Revelation

One move that was never made during the recently ended 2017 Major League Baseball annual draft may turn out to be the draft’s biggest move. With the 40 rounds of the draft now completed, no MLB team chose Luke Heimlich, the left-handed pitcher from the Oregon State Beavers. It was revealed recently that Heimlich was a registered sex offender. Before that revelation, Heimlich had been considered a first or second round pick. The junior, who is 21, emerged as one of the best starters in college baseball this season with a record of 11-0 and an ERA... 
 

College Baseball Central Releases Top 25 Baseball Rankings

CollegeBaseballCentral.com announced its 2014 College Baseball Central Preseason Top 25 on January 7, 2014. The rankings were complied by the staff of College Baseball Central and includes previews of each team in the list. The 2014 College Baseball Central Preseason Top 25 features some surprises as well as some perennial powers in college baseball. College Baseball Central is a website that features a dedicated staff of writers and journalists are committed to bringing original newsworthy content to every individual article published. While... 
 

2014 MLB Draft Preview: Top 10 Prospects and Projections

While the college baseball season is a distant memory and much of the summer showcases and tournaments are in the rearview mirror, it is an appropriate time to assess the Top 10 prospects for the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. This coming year’s draft class is a solid mixture of premier college and prep level talent, perhaps one of the better classes we have witnessed since the 2011 draft that featured the likes of Archie Bradley, Dylan Bundy, and Gerrit Cole. Assessed on performances through either high school or college competition, summer... 
 

UCLA Throttles Mississippi State to Win 2013 College World Series

Coming into the first game of the CWS finals, the UCLA Bruins knew that they would need to play their best baseball in order to beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs for their first NCAA title. They did just that in game one and once again in game two, routing the Bulldogs by a score of 8-0 to capture the 2013 CWS title in Omaha. After serving as the bridesmaid to South Carolina in the 2010 championship series and being ousted in the second round of the CWS last year, the Bruins can breath a sigh of relief and relish in the moment. The Bruins swept... 
 

UCLA Bruins Beat Mississippi St. 3-1 to Take CWS Finals Opener

After regional, super regional, and CWS opening round play, the beast that is Omaha chose the final two teams that would battle for the NCAA title and status as the premier team in college baseball. Those two teams are the UCLA Bruins and the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who kicked off the best of three games championship series on Monday night. Both teams entered the game with the ultimate goal of bringing home the first NCAA baseball title in their schools’ histories. With a 3-1 victory in game one, the Bruins were able to move closer to... 
 

College World Series 2013: UCLA vs Mississippi State Finals Preview

After over three and a half months of regular season play, three weeks of postseason match-ups, and 64 of the nation’s top college baseball teams competing for a chance at the NCAA title, the UCLA Bruins and Mississippi State Bulldogs have braved the storm and battled their way to the championship finals in Omaha. Between the two teams, a total of 15 College World Series appearances have produced zero titles, as both seek to amend that statistic come early next week, where either the Bruins or Bulldogs will take home the first College World Series... 
 

UCLA Beats North Carolina to Reach College World Series Finals

UCLA pitching dominated North Carolina and held the Tar Heels to seven hits in a 4-1 win. Grant Watson, James Kaprielian, Zack Weiss and David Berg simply dominated a North Carolina team that had averaged 5.1 runs per game and were hitting .300 over there first 10 NCAA tournament games. North Carolina would not get a runner past second base until the ninth-inning and finished their season 59-12. Watson, who hadn’t pitched since the June 2 regional championship win over San Diego, improved to 9-3 by holding the Tar Heels to four hits in the first... 
 

College World Series: UNC vs UCLA Preview

UCLA and North Carolina will face off tonight in Omaha in a must win game for North Carolina in the 2013 College World Series. UCLA will send LH Grant Watson (8-3, 3.22 ERA, 52 strikeouts) to the mound where he will match up with RH Benton Moss (8-1, 3.78 ERA, 91 strikeouts) or LH Kent Emanuel (11-4, 3.22 ERA, 91 strikeouts)  for the Tar Heels. UCLA is led by 3B Kevin Kramer (.280, 11 2Bs, 3 HRs, 41 RBIs, .387 on-base percentage); 1B Pat Gallagher (.278, 1 HR, 20 RBIs); RF Eric Filia (.275, 1 HR, 26 RBIs, .382 on-base percentage) and has posted... 
 

Mississippi St. Rolls Past Oregon St. To Reach CWS Championship Finals

The Mississippi State Bulldogs beat the Oregon State Beavers for the second time this week to reach the finals  of the  2013 College World Series. Mississippi State right-hander Kendall Graveman (7-5, 3.17)  pitched into the sixth inning allowing four hits, one earned run, one walk and he struck out two, and Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run homer  to back up the effort in the 4-1 win. From there Ross Mitchell and Jonathan Holder  shut the door on Mississippi State, with Holder getting the last two outs for his 21st save. Mississippi State... 
 

College World Series: Mississippi State vs. Oregon State Preview

Oregon State and Mississippi State are two of four teams remaining in the 2013 College World Series. Oregon State needs to win today and then again tomorrow to advance to the finals. Mississippi State will send Kendall Graven  (7-5, 3.17 ERA, 67 strikeouts) to the mound,  and Oregon State will send  right-hander Andrew Moore  (14-1, 1.57 ERA, 72 strikeouts). Mississippi State has posted three straight  one run win’s in the tournament and have shown an ability to hit in the clutch in the late innings. The Bulldogs are led by  SS Adam... 
 

North Carolina Advances in CWS With 7-0 Win Over NC State

Unlike the College World Series opener that saw the NC State Wolfpack serve up a rout of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Thursday night’s game served as redemption for the Tar Heels, as they shut down the Wolfpack in a 7-0 victory, advancing further in Omaha while the Wolfpack will be sent packing. Following four straight scoreless innings, the Tar Heels broke the silence in the fourth on an RBI single by Michael Russell, scoring Brian Holberton and giving North Carolina an early 1-0 lead. North Carolina would follow up in the fifth with another... 
 

Carolina Showdown: North Carolina vs NC State in CWS Elimination Game

  The North Carolina Tar Heels (58-11) and the NC State Wolfpack (50-15) both face elimination from the 2013 College World Series as the two rival teams from the state of North Carolina will face off at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska at 8:00 PM on Thursday evening. The game will air live on ESPN, as Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Orel Hershiser (color) and Jessica Mendoza (field) will once again broadcast the game for audiences at home. Prior to the College World Series opener (game three) between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack on Sunday,... 
 

Oregon State’s Matt Boyd Outduels Indiana’s Aaron Slegers in CWS Win

Oregon State came into Wednesday evening’s match-up against the Indiana Hoosiers following an 11-4 rout of Louisville on Monday, driven with momentum to grab their third NCAA title in school history and first since winning back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007. Wednesday’s game displayed that momentum, as the Beavers shut down the Hoosiers 1-0, ousting Indiana from the NCAA Tournament and advancing to the next round of the College World Series. The Beavers were led by their staff ace Matt Boyd who pitched masterfully, pitching... 
 

CWS 2013: Oregon State vs. Indiana in Elimination Game Showdown

The Oregon State Beavers (51-12) and the Indiana Hoosiers (49-15) will be looking to avoid elimination from the 2013 College World Series in the only game of the day at TD Ameritrade Park  in Omaha, Nebraska. The game will air live on ESPN. Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Orel Hershiser (color) and Jessica Mendoza (field) will broadcast the game. After losing to Mississippi State 5-4 in game one of this year’s College World Series the Beavers rebounded in a loser’s bracket game against the Louisville Cardinals 11-4 . Matt Boyd, 10-4... 
 

UCLA Outduels NC State in 2-1 CWS Victory

After a surprising, yet impressive victory over the LSU Tigers on Sunday (which would ultimately lead to the Tigers’ elimination on Tuesday), the UCLA Bruins continued with a 2-1 victory over the NC State Wolfpack, inching their way closer to the College World Series championship series. The Wolfpack struck first, starting off the the third inning with the bases loaded, wherein Trea Turner would rip an RBI single to left field, scoring Bryan Adametz and giving the Wolfpack an early 1-0 lead. Despite being held scoreless for the first four... 
 

North Carolina Eliminates LSU From College World Series 4-2

A must win game for both the top ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and fourth ranked LSU Tigers, Tuesday’s elimination game saw both teams come out hitting, but only team would continue on in Omaha. That team is North Carolina, who behind a strong starting effort by reliever Trent Thornton ousted a strong LSU ball club in a 4-2 victory to face the loser of Tuesday night’s contest between the NC State Wolfpack and UCLA Bruins. The Tar Heels led off the game with a two-run first inning behind the bat of Brian Holberton, who launched a two-run home... 
 

Its Win or Go Home in UNC vs. LSU CWS Match-Up

Something has to give today in the College World Series matchup of  The University of North Carolina vs. .Louisiana State University.  Both teams were pre-tournament favorites  and have 114 games between them. North Carolina has not lost back-to-back games all season. LSU has done so only once against South Carolina in late April. Despite all the accomplishments  between the two teams, one of the  perennial baseball powerhouses will be leaving Omaha without a win. “It’s what you have in this tournament — nothing but great teams, and... 
 

Mississippi State Rallies Late to Beat Indiana 5-4 in CWS

The Mississippi State Bulldogs beat the number three ranked Oregon State Beavers in Saturday’s opener and have now beat a hot-hitting Indiana Hoosiers team to move closer in their quest towards their first College World Series championship in school history. The Bulldogs struck first, as Adam Frazier led off the game with his school-record 105th hit of the season, a single to right field. Frazier would later come around to score on a fielder’s choice by Hunter Renfroe, giving the Bulldogs an early 1-0 lead. However, Indiana would strike... 
 

Oregon St. Eliminates Louisville 11-4 at College World Series

The Oregon State Beavers faced the Louisville Cardinals in the first losers bracket game of the College World Series on Monday afternoon, capitalizing on multiple defensive miscues by Louisville to oust the Cardinals from tournament play in an 11-4 victory. The Beavers would strike first, scoring three runs in the third inning off of Louisville staff ace Jeff Thompson. The three-run rally would begin on a Tyler Smith RBI double that would score Max Gordon, which would be later followed by a Danny Hayes ground out that scored both Smith and Andy... 
 

College World Series 2013: Louisville vs. Oregon St in Elimination Game

The Louisville Cardinals in the Oregon State Beavers look to avoid elimination today  in a must win game for both in the 2013 College World Series.  Oregon State lost its first-round game against Mississippi State 5-4 when the Bulldogs scored two runs in the go-ahead eighth-inning. Louisville was shut out 2-0  by Indiana in their first round game. Louisville will send Big East pitcher of the year Jeff Thompson (11-1, 2.00 ERA) to the mound and Oregon State will have Ben Wetzler  (9-1, 2.11 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 12:08 p.m. PT,... 
 

UCLA Adam Plutko Outduels LSU Aaron Nola in 2-1 CWS Victory

The UCLA Bruins may not be the best team in the College World Series, but they sure played like it on Sunday evening, upstaging the number four ranked LSU Tigers 2-1 in game four of the opening round in Omaha. The story of the game was the rubber match between staff aces, UCLA’s Adam Plutko and LSU’s Aaron Nola, both of whom pitched masterfully on Sunday. Plutko went seven strong innings, surrendering one run on four hits while striking out two batters and walking two. Plutko has been the definition of stoicism this season, possessing... 
 

NC State’s Carlos Rodon Dominates North Carolina 8-1 in CWS

A meeting of the two premier North Carolina college ball clubs on Sunday resulted in an 8-1 rout of the number one ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at the hands of the NC State Wolfpack, led by top pitching prospect and staff ace Carlos Rodon. The Wolfpack struck early, scoring a run in the first inning on a RBI single by Tarran Senay, scoring Trea Turner and giving NC State an early 1-0 lead. NC State would strike again, this time with four runs in the third inning. The Wolfpack would put on a hitting clinic in the third, started by a one-out double... 
 

Indiana’s Joey DeNato Shuts Down Louisville 2-0 in CWS

The Louisville Cardinals had only been shutout once this season and that was the first game of the season, a 2-0 loss against no other than the Indiana Hoosiers. Indiana would hand the Cardinals their second shutout loss of the season, a 2-0 victory for the Hoosiers in the College World Series opener and their first win in Omaha in school history. Indiana was led by starting pitcher Joey DeNato, who went the distance in registering a complete-game shutout. DeNato surrendered just four hits and struck out eight batters, while walking three. Along... 
 

Mississippi State Takes CWS Opener 5-4 over Oregon State

A competitive showdown from the start, the opening game of the College World Series between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Oregon State Beavers would result in a 5-4 victory for the Bulldogs, capped by a two-run go-ahead eighth inning. Coming into the opening round in Omaha, both teams posted a 5-1 record throughout regional and super regional play, showcasing offensive mite by outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 51-42. Both teams faced tough competition in their respective super regionals, as Mississippi State faced the number... 
 

Kris Bryant, No. 2 Overall Draft Pick, Awarded Dick Hoswer Trophy

Kris Bryant, the second-overall draft pick by the Chicago Cubs in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of San Diego, was awarded the Dick Howser Trophy on Saturday. The award is annually given to the college player that best represents “courage, character, leadership, and performance,” as determined and voted on by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. In 62 games this season with San Diego, Bryant batted .329 (75-for-228) with 31 home runs and 62 RBI, along with an OBP/SLG/OPS line of .493/.820/1.314. Four... 
 

College World Series 2013: Scores, Coverage, and Updates

2014 College World Series Scores Tracker – Recaps   The super regionals are in the books and now its time for the 2013 College World Series to get underway in Omaha. Eight teams will square off starting with double elimination play, wherein four teams will advance to the best of three games championship series. It is there that the 2013 NCAA Championship team will be decided, as a season that began four months ago in February will conclude in what should be an exciting finish to a season of competitive college baseball. Of ten eight... 
 

College World Series 2013: Top 5 Starting Pitchers Preview

The starting pitcher is the individual who delivers the first pitch of a baseball game and in certain cases is the individual to deliver the last. Starters are relied upon to lead the defense and set the tempo for the game ahead, serving as the “field general” that leads the charge towards victory. As the 2013 College World Series commences on Saturday, teams will send out their staff aces to lead the charge in Omaha, setting the tone and establishing whether their respective team is capable of moving forward with the determination and... 
 

College World Series 2013: LSU vs Oregon State in Projected Final

As the 2013 College World Series commences in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, the time is now upon us where we will bear witness to analyses, critiques, predictions, projections, and previews of both the teams and their respective match-ups for the road ahead. Although the road through Omaha has not quite begun, we are still able to predict the two teams that have the potential to reach the best of three championship series. And based on what we have seen throughout the regular season and the initial weeks of the NCAA Tournament, two definitive teams... 
 

College World Series 2013: Oregon State Beavers Bring Best Starting Rotation

“Good pitching always beats good hitting” is an old adage that has been told time and time again throughout all levels of baseball; however, Hall of Famer Yogi Berra may have put it best, arguing “good pitching beats good hitting, and vice versa.” Nonetheless, however you may wish to spin either adage, the fact of the matter is that Oregon State starting pitching is beating good hitting across all of college baseball. The Oregon State Beavers starting rotation is anchored by three particular solid starters, all worthy of “staff ace”... 
 

College World Series 2013: Team Previews, Coverage, Road To Omaha

The NCAA Tournament once boasted a field of 64 determined college baseball teams, but following regional and super regional play, that field has become a competitive field of eight teams. Each of these eight teams have been amongst the top-ranked teams in the nation all season long and are now able to display their strength and determination in the College World Series in Omaha later this week. 2014 NCAA Baseball Super Regionals Scores Tracker Omaha commences with a double elimination round, which will determine the two teams that will battle for... 
 

North Carolina Edges South Carolina, CWS Bound

Finally, the North Carolina Tar Heels secured the final berth in the 2013 College World Series with a 5-4 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks. This marks the Tar Heels’ 10th appearance to Omaha and its sixth trip in the last eight seasons in search of their first title. Inclement weather delayed the start North Carolina’s Super Regional against South Carolina and then again on Monday. Colin Moran hit an RBI triple in a three-run sixth inning and staff ace Kent Emanuel picked up his first career save by getting the final two outs  In the...